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USS John McCain collides with oil tanker near Singapore–substantial damage and 10 sailors reported missing

This is the third major crash of US Navy vessels in Asia in three months.

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The guided-missile destroyer USS John McCain (named for the current Senator’s father and grandfather) has collided with an oil tanker near the cost of Singapore.

The ship sustained heavy damage which has resulted in the injuries of 5 US sailors. Currently, 10 US sailors are missing.

The United States Navy has issued the following statement about the crash:

The USS John McCain had previously run into trouble when it violated Chinese territorial waters in the South China Sea while heading towards Korean waters during the height of recent tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

READ MORE: USS John McCain violates Chinese sovereignty in South China Sea

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore,

““There is no report of oil pollution and traffic in the Singapore Strait is unaffected”.

Donald Trump has issued the following statement about the incident.

Singapore has confirmed that it is assisting the US with search and rescue efforts.

This is the third US ship to be involved in a major collision in Asian waters in  three months. On 17 June the USS Fitzgerald destroyer collided with a container ship from Philippines off the coast of Japan, an incident which killed seven men, while in May of this year the USS Lake Champlain crashed into a South Korean fishing boat.

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VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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Seems to me that it is the US warships that are a hazard to navigation in the South China Sea and wherever they go. Sailors will soon be telling each other that “you haven’t been to the high seas until you have been rammed by a US warship!”
The “exceptional” nation has truly lost its sense of direction.

Simon
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Simon

Yep. you are right. No ship has been rammed by China’s artificial island, to date. 😉

Hamletquest
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Hamletquest

Another US ship of state without a rudder…

Voltaire
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Voltaire

The US Navy is becoming a tragi-comedy….

Its ships are sent to far off waters and all thney can do is collide with the very shipping, the freedom of navigation of which it is supposed to protect……

Are the wheels coming off not only US domestic and forteign policy but also the US Navy’s ability to steer a ship without colliding with others?

And what happens when another Navy decides to become angry with the arrogance and incompetence of the US?

I don’t give the US Navy much of a chance given current form……

TravelAbout
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TravelAbout

Ironically I just added the whole first season of McHale’s Navy to my Netflix queue last week. Perhaps this series is reflective of how the US Navy actually operates?

Tom Welsh
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Tom Welsh

No comments or regrets about harm to sailors on the civilian ships, or damage to the ships. Thank goodness the US Navy is always there to ensure the “freedom of the seas”. (Although apparently not freedom from being rammed).

David Graham
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David Graham

This ship actually looks like it has been rammed!

JPH
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JPH

It actually was. Keep in mind that merchant for hydrodynamic efficiency have a bulbous nose which is submerged when fully loaded and partially surfacing when not. So the inward bulge extends mostly under the water line of the destroyer and seems to have a diameter of close to 10 meters.

GeorgeG
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AM Hants
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AM Hants

Don’t forget USS Donald Cook X 3 and the USS Theodore Roosevelt X 2.

How many of the Aegis Destroyers have taken a hit? One aircraft carrier and how many others?

I wonder what the conversations in the various Messdecks covers?

GeorgeG
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GeorgeG

And Richardson’s “series of major incidents” may include the Osprey crash.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

At the end of the day, those sailors signed up to serve their nation, not to serve the oil/gas/banking industries and so I do respect that there are missing sons, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, etc, etc, etc. Some of them are just young kids, fresh out of school. I would never knock them, just their Governments for using them as cannon fodder.

I did not know about the Osprey Crash, but, will try and catch up with Richardson ‘Series of Major Incidents’.

GeorgeG
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GeorgeG

And at the beginning of the day, the fish stinks from the head down (that’s Benjamin Franklin, not some Italian saying as “the Mooch” thinks, and it actually comes from Old German). And people who work in the fish-shop soon do not smell the fish anymore. The sailors signed up for a job to work for a CiC of a country always at war, but with plenty of perks, not at all expecting to die for a cause, always needing an enemy, accepting whatever enemy is presented as the myth energizing motivation. In large parts of the US military including… Read more »

AM Hants
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AM Hants

I am not knocking the Forces and never will. You get bad apples everywhere, but, many of those kids sign up, with the best interests of their nations and are willing to give their lives for their people. Their leaders use them as cannon fodder, but, nobody complains about that? The MSM are the largest cheerleaders, remember the spin they put on the Iraq War and many others, in order to unite the nation and get them behind the ‘covert carnage’. The first priority of any nation is the national security and defence of their nation. Russia, is an excellent… Read more »

Bessarabyn
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Bessarabyn

US is a peril to international trade traffic and fishing . Overstretched zioimperialism . Next the USeless
navy will ram lighthouses – nearly happened as the joke goes , but the lighthouse guard spoke Canadian .
Yankee go home . !

Marshalldoc
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Marshalldoc

Looks as though the Russians & Chinese can stop building expensive warships and just concentrate on building tankers and then just wait for the U.S. Navy to steam into them or fail to maneuver out of their way; they’re also useful for other things too…

Scott Robinson
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Scott Robinson

Gobs in a Mess.

Shahna
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Still the best post on this I’ve seen anywhere….
From one Muhammad Abbass on RT:

“What does it matter? The point of all these collisions is that evidently
the USA cannot even see other ships before they have been rammed by
them. A bit late to shoot missiles then.”

Wayne Blow
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Wayne Blow

Seems the war ship was struck “port side” aft, which means that vessel steamed across the tankers bow!!! This normally is the stand-on vessel, how ever, is pretty stupid, to pass that close to a 600 ft. Tanker steaming at possibly 20 or more knots and as the old saying goes can be “dead RIGHT” too!!!! was a very stupid maneuver fo a modern well e quipped navy vessel!!!!! More USN heads to roll???

AM Hants
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AM Hants

I wonder why the watch did not notice, let alone all the technology on board? Was it working?

Simon
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Simon

I’m not buying any hacking/super-weapon theories. Tankers and container ships sail mostly on auto-pilot in straight lines along well defined routes. And everyone, even peasant fishing boats with no more tech than a radio, usually manage to avoid bumping into them.
There’s no excuse, not the ‘laws of the sea’ or anything else – it is simply incompetence and negligence. A pair of eyeballs cannot be hacked. Clearly there weren’t any eyeballs on the McCain.

GeorgeG
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GeorgeG

Just to be clear: I am not and was not selling any hacking/super-weapon theories, although none of this is science-fiction. I merely pointed out what is flying around on US military sites. Four “accidents” over a year seems enough to get people asking whether they are really *that* incompetent. Whatever the investigations turn up, the 7th Fleet is in no condition to run shows of force. Whether it is simply incomptence or that combined with being technologicaly outdone,… let them figure it out. Whether messages have been sent and received, or whether the US just has the opportunity to look… Read more »

AM Hants
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AM Hants

I was laughing with a friend of mine, who does not share my politics. Not far from where I live, the USS Theodore Roosevelt had to pop in, after President Putin authorised a submarine to give her a cute kiss and take out her electronic system. She crawled into the UK, docking up in Stokes Bay, not far from the UK Naval HQ in Portsmouth. Handed over details and then crawled down to a UK Naval Healthcare Centre in Devon, for major repairs. Just after similar actions from a French submarine, during a NATO exercise and just after a £multi-million… Read more »

Screwloose
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Interesting snippets – thanks. The odd thing with this collision is the lack of any scrape marks surrounding the hole where the tanker T-boned it square-on – the impression from the stem is dead centre. It looks as though the 50,000 ton tanker was barely moving – or it would have cut the McCain in half – and that the US ship was effectively stationary. The tracking shows that the destroyer was maintaining a fairly straight course as it approached Singapore to dock and that the partially-loaded tanker was coming in, also on a straight course, from its port side… Read more »

GuyQ
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GuyQ

The empire is exhausted

Simon
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Simon

It’s being eclipsed.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

US doesn’t need wars to lose ships, helicopters and fighter jets. They are dropping like flies, everywhere, across the planet…

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Then you have the ones that don’t work or keep having to go back to military healthcare facilities.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

When two ships collide in high sea, there is always HUMAN error involved.

GeorgeG
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GeorgeG

“I have directed fleet commanders to immediately conduct an operational
pause with commands and leaders across the fleet, to ensure we are
taking all appropriate immediate measures to enhance the Navy’s safe and
effective operation around the world…. This is the second major
collision in the last three months, and is the latest in a series of
major incidents, particularly in the Pacific theater,” said Richardson.
“This trend demands more forceful action.” — http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-21/us-navy-halts-pacific-fleet-operations-historical-path-collided-warship-emerges.

So does “immediately conduct an operational pause with commands and leaders across the fleet” mean that the S. Korea / US maneuvers are called off?

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

“So does “immediately conduct an operational pause with commands and leaders across the fleet” mean that the S. Korea / US maneuvers are called off?”

Doesnt look like it!
http://theduran.com/confirmed-us-south-korea-begin-massive-joint-military-drills/

lickeyleaks
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lickeyleaks

Wiki tells me that these 4 ships are about the 30 years old mark, perhaps because US cant find or pick a “war” anywhere they have got to keep the arms and munitions factories ect busy and replacing or a major refit will tide them over for a time?
It will be like the latest fighter/bomber plane that they cant get right and need more money to correct it….. They are up to something, always are!!

spoint
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spoint

The ship’s crazy too! I knew it.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision. Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision. Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course. Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course. Americans: This is the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, the second largest ship in the United States’ Atlantic fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vessels. I demand that YOU change your course 15 degrees north, that’s one five degrees north, or… Read more »

spoint
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spoint

Set the men on the oars to ramming speed!

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

What…not blaming Putin??? This is what happens when the US sticks it’s nose where it shouldn’t.

Aussie battler
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Aussie battler

What about the freedom to navigate the South China Sea
Without being rammed by a US warship?!.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Really seems to fit with the ship’s name. Mc,Cain who is doing even more damage to what is left of the united snakes of amnesia!
Obviously their, the wanks, medications are not doing them a lot of good.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

“leaving 10 U.S. sailors missing”
Read “leaving 10 U.S. sailors dead”
Don’t they use the “quart” in the US navy anymore? It’s inconceivable that everybody is asleep on a ship; Instead of looking only at the screen, they should watch out the sea. A 30,000-ton oil tanker is not a black speck on a surveillance computer screen.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

The latest US ships’ collisions reminded me of Plato’s “Ship of fools” allegory: “Imagine then a fleet or a ship in which there is a captain who is taller and stronger than any of the crew, but he is a little deaf and has a similar infirmity in sight, and his knowledge of navigation is not much better. The sailors are quarreling with one another about the steering––every one is of the opinion that he has a right to steer, though he has never learned the art of navigation and cannot tell who taught him or when he learned, and… Read more »

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‘Hell on Earth’: MSF doctor tells RT of rape, violence, inhumane conditions in Lesbos refugee camp

One toilet for over 70 people, rape, and mental health issues – a doctor from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and an aid worker told RT about the dire conditions in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp in Greece.

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One toilet for over 70 people, rape, and mental health issues – a doctor from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and an aid worker told RT about the dire conditions in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp in Greece.

The overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos, built to accommodate 3,100, houses around 9,000 people. “It’s a kind of hell on Earth in Europe,” Dr. Alessandro Barberio, an MSF clinical psychiatrist, said, adding that people in the camp suffer from lack of water and medical care. “It is impossible to stay there,” he said.

According to Barberio, asylum seekers are subjected to violence “during night and day.””There is also sexual violence”which leads to “mental health issues,” he said, adding that all categories of people at the camp may be subjected to it. “There is rape against men, women and children,” and the victims of sexual violence in the camp often have nightmares and hallucinations, Barberio told RT.

Asylum seekers in Moria “are in constant fear of violence,” and these fears are not groundless, the psychiatrist said. “Such cases [of violence] take place every week.”

There is “one toilet for 72 people, one shower for 84 people. The sanitation is bad. People are suffering from bad conditions,” Michael Raeber, an aid worker at the camp, told RT. They suffer from mental health problems because they are kept for a long time in the camp, according to Raeber.

“There is no perspective, they don’t know how their case will go on, when they will ever be able to leave the island.” The camp is a “place where there is no rule of law,” with rampant violence and drug addiction among the inhabitants, Raeber said.

In its latest report, MSF, which has been working near Moria since late 2017, criticized the unprecedented health crisis in the camp – one of the biggest in Greece. About a third of the camp population consists of children, and many of them have harmed themselves, and have thought about or attempted suicide, according to the group.

Barberio was behind an MSF open letter on the state of emergency in Moria, released on Monday, in which he writes that he has never “witnessed such overwhelming numbers of people suffering from serious mental health conditions.”

Calling the camp an “island prison,” he insisted that many of his patients in the camp are unable to perform basic everyday functions, “such as sleeping, eating well, maintaining personal hygiene, and communicating.”

A number of human rights groups have strongly criticized the conditions at the camp and Greece’s “containment policy”regarding asylum seekers.

Christina Kalogirou, the regional governor of the North Aegean, which includes Lesbos, has repeatedly threatened to shut down the facility unless the government improves the conditions. On Tuesday, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said that Greece will move 2,000 asylum seekers out of the severely overcrowded camp and send them to the mainland by the end of September.

Greece, like other EU states, is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since WWII. According to International Organization for Migration estimates, 22,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Greece since the start of this year alone.

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Erdogan accepts Syria DMZ off-ramp, in deal with Putin (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 111.

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The deal struck in Sochi averts a large scale Syria’s offensive on Idlib, as Turkey gives it guarantee to monitor what will effectively become a demilitarized zone.

According to the agreement, troops from Russia and Turkey will enforce a new demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Idlib, from which ISIS/Al Qaeda rebels will be required to withdraw by the middle of next month.

Speaking alongside Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the 15 to 20 km-wide zone would be established by October 15th. The DMZ would require a complete “withdrawal of all radical fighters” from Idlib, including the rebranded Al-Qaeda affiliated Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

Putin also noted that heavy weapons would be withdrawn from the DMZ by all opposition forces by October 10th, which is a move supported by the Syrian government.

The Russian President described the agreement as a “serious result” further saying that “Russia and Turkey have confirmed their determination to counter terrorism in Syria in all its forms”.

Erdogan said both his country and Russia would carry out coordinated patrols in the demilitarized zone:

“We decided on the establishment of a region that is cleaned of weapons between the areas which are under the control of the opposition and the regime.”

“In return, we will ensure that radical groups, which we will designate together with Russia, won’t be active in the relevant area.”

According to Al Jazeera Iran’s foreign minister has hailed an agreement between Turkey and Russia to avert an assault on the Syrian rebel-held Idlib province, as an example of “responsible diplomacy”.

An agreement to halt plans for an offensive on the last major rebel-held stronghold was announced in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday after a meeting between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

On his Twitter account, Zarif wrote: “Intensive responsible diplomacy over the last few weeks-pursued in my visits to Ankara & Damascus, followed by the Iran-Russia-Turkey Summit in Tehran and the meeting (in) Sochi-is succeeding to avert war in #Idlib with a firm commitment to fight extremist terror. Diplomacy works.”

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the agreement reached in Sochi, which for now avoids full scale conflict in Idlib, Syria. Who won, who lost, and which interests were met with the DMZ agreement?

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An anticipated Syrian military offensive on the northwestern province of Idlib is on hold after Turkey and Russia reached a deal following Ankara’s guarantee on behalf of the rebel groups, experts said.

The deal was reached Monday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, as the two sides agreed to create a demilitarized buffer zone in Idlib, the last rebel stronghold.

This agreement brings Turkey to a position of giving a guarantee on behalf of the rebel groups, the experts said.

“Moscow is convinced that it would not be able to handle the burden of a humanitarian tragedy in case of a military offensive in Idlib,” said Metin Gurcan, a Turkish security analyst with the Istanbul Policy Center of Sabanci University.

Russia has also secured its airbases in northern Syria, including its airbase in Hmeymim as a guarantee by Turkey under the Sochi agreement, he said.

Gurcan recalled a trilateral summit of Turkey, Iran and Russia held in Iranian capital Tehran early September, which ended without agreement as Erdogan’s call for a ceasefire in Idlib was rejected by Moscow and Tehran.

Erdogan’s proposal for a ceasefire by all parties in Idlib was rejected by Putin on the grounds that those groups were not represented at the table there, he said.

“Now Turkey has given a guarantee on behalf of radical groups which Putin earlier said that ceasefire cannot be discussed because they were not represented at Tehran meeting,” Gurcan said.

Now everyone is curious how Turkey has given guarantee to Moscow and how will those radical groups accept a proposal for demilitarization by surrendering heavy weapons and withdrawing from the demilitarized zone, Gurcan noted.

“Ankara has given this promise relying on its military power on the ground and on its capacity to convince armed opposition groups,” he said.

Turkish army has reinforced its presence in Idlib in the past few months, and Turkey has 12 military outposts with 1,200-1,300 troops on the border line of the province separating the rebel stronghold from the pro-Iran militia-controlled South of Aleppo and the government-controlled southeast, Gurcan said.

Rebel groups, including the Free Syrian Army, in the region are gathered with Turkish backing under the banner of the “National Front for Liberation.”

Putin and Erdogan agreed on Monday in Sochi to create a 15-20 km buffer zone along the line of contact between rebels and regime troops by Oct. 15.

The agreement entails the “withdrawal of all radical fighters” from Idlib as well as “heavy weaponry from this zone,” Putin said at the joint press conference after signing the deal with Erdogan.

By the end of the year, transportation routes between the key port of Latakia and Aleppo as well as the city of Hama must be restored, Putin added.

The Russian leader also said all heavy weapons had to be withdrawn from the zone by Oct. 10, according to Erdogan’s proposal.

Ankara has been warning against any military offensive by Russia-backed Syrian regime forces in Idlib, warning that it would lead to a humanitarian crisis and refugee influx to the Turkish border.

Turkey and Russia, along with Iran, are guarantors of the Astana deal which declared ceasefire in four de-escalation zones in Syria, including Idlib.

Turkey will deploy more troops in Idlib province after the Sochi deal, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

“We will need extra troop reinforcements. Turkey and Russia will patrol on the border areas. Civilians and moderate (opposition) will stay here,” Cavusoglu said.

Another outcome of the Sochi deal is that Turkey and Russia prevented a possible attack by the United States in Idlib, Naim Baburoglu from Aydin University said.

He recalled that the U.S. was giving signals that it wanted to intervene in the situation in Idlib, if Syrian government troops launch an assault on the rebel stronghold.

Washington recently threatened to take swift and decisive actions against any use of chemical weapons in Idlib.

“This agreement showed that the U.S. has room for maneuver only in the east of Euphrates and Manbij region,” Baburoglu said.

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Pat Buchanan: “The Late Hit” On Judge Kavanaugh

Wha exactly is professor Ford’s case against Judge Kavanaugh?

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Upon the memory and truthfulness of Christine Blasey Ford hangs the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his reputation and possibly his career on the nation’s second-highest court.

And much more. If Kavanaugh is voted down or forced to withdraw, the Republican Party and conservative movement could lose their last best hope for recapturing the high court for constitutionalism.

No new nominee could be vetted and approved in six weeks. And the November election could bring in a Democratic Senate, an insuperable obstacle to the elevation of a new strict constructionist like Kavanaugh.

The stakes are thus historic and huge.

And what is professor Ford’s case against Judge Kavanaugh?

When she was 15 in the summer of ’82, she went to a beer party with four boys in Montgomery County, Maryland, in a home where the parents were away.

She says she was dragged into a bedroom by Brett Kavanaugh, a 17-year-old at Georgetown Prep, who jumped her, groped her, tried to tear off her clothes and cupped her mouth with his hand to stop her screams.

Only when Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge, laughing “maniacally,” piled on and they all tumbled off the bed, did she escape and lock herself in a bathroom as the “stumbling drunks” went downstairs. She fled the house and told no one of the alleged rape attempt.

Not until 30 years later in 2012 did Ford, now a clinical psychologist in California, relate, in a couples therapy session with her husband, what happened. She says she named Kavanaugh as her assailant, but the therapist’s notes of the session make no mention of Kavanaugh.

During the assault, says Ford, she was traumatized. “I thought he might inadvertently kill me.”

Here the story grows vague. She does not remember who drove her to the party. She does not say how much she drank. She does not remember whose house it was. She does not recall who, if anyone, drove her home. She does not recall what day it was.

She did not tell her parents, Ford says, as she did not want them to know she had been drinking. She did not tell any friend or family member of this traumatic event that has so adversely affected her life.

Said Kavanaugh in response, “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”

Mark Judge says it never happened.

Given the seriousness of the charges, Ford must be heard out. But she also needs to be cross-examined and have her story and character probed as Kavanaugh’s has been by FBI investigators as an attorney for the Ken Starr impeachment investigation of Bill Clinton, a White House aide to George Bush, a U.S. appellate judge and a Supreme Court nominee.

During the many investigations of Kavanaugh’s background, nothing was unearthed to suggest something like this was in character.

Some 65 women who grew up in the Chevy Chase and Bethesda area and knew Kavanaugh in his high school days have come out and spoken highly of his treatment of girls and women.

Moreover, the way in which all of this arose, at five minutes to midnight in the long confirmation process, suggests that this is political hardball, if not dirt ball.

When Ford, a Democrat, sent a letter detailing her accusations against Kavanaugh to her California congresswoman, Anna Eshoo, Ford insisted that her name not be revealed as the accuser.

She seemingly sought to damage or destroy the judge’s career behind a cloak of anonymity. Eshoo sent the letter on to Sen. Diane Feinstein, who held it for two months.

Excising Ford’s name, Feinstein then sent it to the FBI, who sent it to the White House, who sent it on to the Senate to be included in the background material on the judge.

Thus, Ford’s explosive charge, along with her name, did not surface until this weekend.

What is being done here stinks. It is a transparently late hit, a kill shot to assassinate a nominee who, before the weekend, was all but certain to be confirmed and whose elevation to the Supreme Court is a result of victories in free elections by President Trump and the Republican Party.

Palpable here is the desperation of the left to derail Kavanaugh, lest his elevation to the high court imperil their agenda and the social revolution that the Warren Court and its progeny have been able to impose upon the nation.

If Kavanaugh is elevated, the judicial dictatorship of decades past, going back to the salad days of Earl Warren, William Brennan, Hugo Black and “Wild Bill” Douglas, will have reached its end. A new era will have begun.

That is what is at stake.

The Republican Senate should continue with its calendar to confirm Kavanaugh before Oct. 1, while giving Ford some way to be heard, and then Kavanaugh the right to refute. Then let the senators decide.

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